Xenonauts is a PC strategy game due for release in 2013. It is a spiritual successor to the classic X-Com strategy games, putting the player in control of an organisation defending the world from an alien invasion. It is a grand strategy game that involves building and managing bases across the entire planet, controlling jet fighters and ground troops in battle against the alien forces, then researching captured extraterrestrial technology to unlock their secrets! Linux version uses WINE.

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V19 Stable Released!

2 years ago News 4 comments

It's time for another update from the team busily working on Xenonauts! We have recently released V19 Stable of the game and have finished the process of porting the updates over to Mac and Linux uploading the game to Steam / Desura / Humble Store. These are all uploaded and should be authorised in the next 24 hours if they are not already available for download.

The first thing to mention is that there was previously an error with our Desura version that meant people had to claim a Steam key and enter that before they could play on Desura. This should now be fixed, and we apologise for this.

V19 Stable is basically three months of changes to the game rolled into a single large patch that has had much more testing than our usual updates, and should therefore be fairly stable (though it is still in beta and will not be completely bug-free).This is a brief summary of the improvements made in V19 over V18:

  • Vastly improved game balance
  • Dramatically improved AI
  • Alien Base missions fully functional
  • All research descriptions written and edited
  • Various visual updates like a new world map, many more painted ground tiles, etc
  • Lots and lots of bugfixes

That only covers the changes at a very high level; the full changelog can be found here in a (very long) forum post. Things like balance and the AI are still being worked on, and there are still missing art assets that have not yet been completed. However V19 was the first time someone sat down and worked on balance for several weeks and the result is something that feels much more like a "game" than it has before. It's still a bit rough around the edges, perhaps, but you can see the final shape starting to emerge.

We are presently working on V20. We are planning this to be the last update to the game that will include new features, and will be where we integrate the new interface, add all the maps, finish the AI, fix some problems with the game accuracy model etc. If all goes to plan, anything after V20 will simply be bugfixing and final balancing on the existing systems.

We are hoping to get the game by the end of the year. This is by no means a firm commitment, but it is the internal deadline we're working towards. The game has come together well over the past three months and if progress continues at this pace then completing the game in another three months is feasible provided nothing major goes wrong.

Thanks to everyone who has pre-ordered the game already, as there is no way we would have been able to get the game to the standard that it is currently at without your help!

Xenonauts Steam Launch & Beta

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2 years ago News 7 comments

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Xenonauts January Progress Update

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2 years ago News 8 comments

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November Progress Update & Base Tile Pics!

November Progress Update & Base Tile Pics!

3 years ago News 17 comments

What've we been up to for the last few months? And what is it going to look like when you fight inside your own base? Read on to find out!

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Three Builds to Beta!

3 years ago News 12 comments

A quick explanation of our (hopefully) short journey to beta!

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amerelium Feb 8 2013 says:

A fix to the event ticker freeze bug has been made available, so the latest Alpha is now playable - and, unlike the previous ones, quite stable.


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seinfeldx Feb 6 2013 says:

Can't wait to try a demo, all i can find on the net is videos on youtube.

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goldenhobble132 Feb 6 2013 says:

my game just freezes about october 6 game time

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Abnegatus Feb 1 2013 says:

Can be really a great game, but need to have all CTD bugs first.

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orangetotodile Jan 28 2013 says:

why hasn't the mac version been uploaded yet?

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amerelium Jan 28 2013 replied:

Doesn't matter - current version is suffering from a game-killing bug

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orangetotodile Jan 28 2013 replied:

what is it? The last version had two bugs that happened so common I couldn't play, though it sounded like they fixed it.

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amerelium Jan 29 2013 replied:

Game is now stable, but there is an event ticker bug that kills it around the month change september / october (actual time depends on difficulty level)

It has been known for a weeks time, but there has been no word of a fix...

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orangetotodile Jan 29 2013 replied:

it looks like there's been an update again, just not to the mac version :(

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GoldhawkInteractive Feb 6 2013 replied:

We're having some issues with the Mac version, please bear with us. The latest OSX isn't compatible with the current or previous versions of Xenonauts and we're trying to figure out what the incompatibility is caused by.

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Highest Rated (34 agree) 10/10

F*****g buy it people!

This is why I love indie games, this is what I wanted since X-Com: Terror From The Deep, as this is rightful heir of its throne.

Nov 11 2011 by Pangaron

Lowest Rated (23 agree) 1/10

Only in early alpha many, many bugs. You won't get to play long before you experience a crash or freeze.
Give it a year or two, then take another look.

Nov 7 2011 by Unwanted

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